Practice guideline for evaluation of fever and infection in long-term care facilities

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Herbert C. Sier, Rebecca D. Elon, Samuel Durso

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Abstract

These guidelines are applicable to all facilities that have the capacity to diagnose, treat, and manage new medical problems, including fever. The objective is to help health care practitioners caring for older patients in long-term care facilities recognize infection and initiate appropriate evaluation and treatment in a timely fashion, thereby improving outcomes of care. The expectation is that employing these guidelines will reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics as well as decrease the cost of care. One other important objective is to stimulate interest in clinical research on the evaluation, treatment, and outcomes of infections in the long-term care setting by highlighting the many yet unstudied questions in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Long-Term Care
Volume10
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Long-Term Care
Practice Guidelines
Fever
Guidelines
Infection
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Practice guideline for evaluation of fever and infection in long-term care facilities : Extract. / Sier, Herbert C.; Elon, Rebecca D.; Durso, Samuel.

In: Annals of Long-Term Care, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2002, p. 25-30.

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